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Two arrests for two stolen Jeeps

August 5, 2019

NEEDLES, Calif – On Tuesday, July 30 at about 1:12 p.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station received information regarding a stolen white 2019 Jeep Wrangler. Deputies were able to locate the unoccupied stolen vehicle parked in the Jack in the Box parking lot.

Suspects Rene Martinez Rosales (age 31 of Mexicali, Mexico) and Ana Grecia Alvarez (age 31 of Brawley) exited the Jack in the Box and made their way to the stolen vehicle. Alvarez got in the stolen vehicle and Rosales got into a black Jeep (bearing Baja, CA plate) parked next to the stolen white Jeep.

Traffic enforcement stops were conducted on both Jeeps for further investigation. A records check confirmed the white Jeep was listed as stolen/embezzled from Avis Rental Car in Ontario as of July 15, 2019. The black jeep wrangler was cold plated with a license plate from Baja, CA. A records check on the VIN of the second jeep returned as stolen out of Las Vegas, NV on July 28, 2019.

Rosales and Alvarez were arrested for Possession of Stolen Vehicle. They were booked into the Needles jail without incident.

San Bernardino County Department of Child and Family Services was contacted for three children in the vehicle at the time of the arrest. The children were released to Child and Family Services without incident.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Detective Brandon Abell or Deputy Ken Sutton at the Colorado River Station at (760)326-9200.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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